High School Sports
When Jim Thomas and his staff looked at their upcoming schedule back in November, the Downers Grove North coach had a very bright outlook.
All of the descriptions and characterizations of Brock Harding, the state champion point guard from Moline, are glowing.
The season has wrapped up. Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien look back at the IHSA State Finals, breaking down the action in Class 4A, 3A and 2A.
There is no team that left Champaign with a bigger upside going into next season than Class 2A state champion DePaul Prep.
Metamora wrapped up a brilliant two-year run in Class 3A with a state title, state runner-up finish and 64 wins.
Simeon finishes the season where it began, at No. 1.
Two years in, the Illinois High School Association’s decision to move the State Finals back to Champaign looks like an overwhelming success.
Brock Harding led Moline to a victory against Benet in the Class 4A state championship game on Saturday.
Metamora ruined Robert Smith’s storybook ending, beating Simeon in overtime in the Class 3A state championship game.
While DePaul Prep waited for star juniors Jaylan McElroy and Payton Kamin to get healthy, an unheralded group of players kept the team heading in the right direction and prepared for success when all the pieces were in place.
The small schools opened Championship Saturday at State Farm Center with a show.
Moline guard Brock Harding plays with style and confidence. It’s always been that way.
Benet was able to overcome the loss of injured senior Brady Kunka in the Class 4A semifinals on Friday at State Farm Center, knocking off New Trier 64-49.
Kendall Gill’s son established himself as one of the state’s top young players during Friday’s IHSA State Finals.
Miles Rubin showed that he’s now the dominant big man in the state, leading the Wolverines to a 60-42 win against St. Ignatius in the Class 3A state semifinals.
Cole Certa scored 16 in the second half to lead the Saints to a 57-44 win against Rockridge in the Class 2A semifinals.
The Hornets knocked off Tuscola 40-27 to earn a spot in Saturday’s state championship game.
A look at the 10 best players across the state in each of the four classes.
Gibault beat Cornerstone 70-46 in the first Class 1A state semifinal.
Previewing the IHSA basketball state finals: Downers Grove North emerges in 4A, Simeon favorites in 3A
All of a sudden Downers Grove North has transitioned from a rather ignored, mid-teens ranked team to the talk of the state. The next stop is Champaign.